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Chimney Bee Mouthparts & Body - Diadasia - female

Chimney Bee Mouthparts & Body - Diadasia - Female
Tonopah Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
April 4, 2015
Size: 12mm
This bee is in a Prickly Pear Cactus, Opuntia Engelmannii. This is likely a female in the Diadasia australis species group. This is an extended series of her from several angles. The 4mm long Labium, striped Maxillae and other parts of her body are included with some good wing details. This shot shows her with what I think is another female, with bare hind legs. (rear is slightly darker, with sharp edges)
Please confirm, move or frass these images. Thanks for your help!

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Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Diadasia australis group females
Please decide yourself how many images to keep for the guide

 
At least three?
John, I'm glad that you have confidence in me, but I still feel somewhat unqualified anyway. I removed one shot of the wings and two shots of the mouth. (A,C,G) Thanks for your help!

NOTE: There are hundreds of clear views of her feet, that I didn't include. I'm not sure that they would help anyone with the IDs. Please let me know if you think that I should remove any more and I will limit the mouth shots to one or two, from now on, unless there is something important to see there.

Confusing the sexes
I found this image that is already labeled as "Female" and the parts look identical to me, so I'm confused. Please help!

Thanks goes out to Kurt, for the image.
NOTE: After reviewing images of the males, I'm more convinced that the second bee in my image is another female, possibly beginning to collect pollen.

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